M.2 PCIe Performance
We test M.2 PCIe performance using an Aorus PCIe Gen 4 2TB SSD. This SSD uses a Phison-based PCIe Gen 4 controller.
Using the board-mounted M.2 slot, performance from our PCIe Gen 4 SSD is right where we would expect it to be at 5GBps peak.
ASUS’ cooling solution, which is effectively an oversized slab of metal with a thermal pad, has no problem keeping our speedy M.2 SSD cooled. We stayed below 60°C throughout the CrystalDiskMark run.
SATA 6Gbps Performance
For SATA 6Gbps testing we use a Crucial MX300 750GB SSD.
SATA performance looks perfectly fine for the onboard connections.
Rightmark Audio Analyser is a freeware benchmarking utility designed to objectively test the performance characteristics of audio solutions. We setup a line-in line-out loop and execute the record/playback test before generating the results report you see below. A sampling mode of 24-bit, 192 kHz was tested.
Rightmark Audio Analyser rates the ASUS audio system as ‘Very Good’, with most of the categories scoring as ‘Excellent’.